Prof. M. Nellaiappan is now the Director – Development, at XIME, Bangalore. He is an alumnus of XIME and has got a Ph.D in Management. He carries 40 years of extensive industrial experience with him. He has been the Director HR and member of the Board in Karnataka Power Corporation, a Govt. of Karnataka Undertaking. He was also the Director HR and member of the Board in Bharat Earth Movers Limited (BEML), a Govt. of India Undertaking. He also held the position of Director at XIME for a year.